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RESEARCH References & Unit Planning Resources
Akahavan, Nancy. (2004). How to Align Literacy Instruction, Assessment, and Standards And Achieve Results You NEVER Dreamed Possible. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Atwell, Nancie. [numerous texts]
Benson, Laura. 2004. Deep Thinking: Sustaining Students’ Strategy Learning to Cultivate Their Independence. The Colorado Communicator 27, no. 3, 72 – 87. Denver, CO: Colorado International Reading Association.
Benson, Laura. 1996. Intellectual Invitations: Helping Readers Grow with Grouping Practices. The Journal. Denver, CO: Colorado International Reading Association.
Benson, Laura. 2002. Living Literate Lives: The Long & Short of It – Short and Spirited Texts. The Colorado Communicator 25, no. 3, 34 – 50. Denver, CO: Colorado International Reading Association.
Brand, Max & Brand, Gayle. (2006). Practical Fluency: Classroom Perspectives, Grades K-6. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Brown, Dave. 2002. Becoming a Successful Urban Teacher. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Caine, R.N., and Caine, G. 1994. Making Connections: Teaching the Human Brain. Menlo Park, CA: Addison Wesley.
Cole, Ardith Davis. Knee to Knee, Eye to Eye: Circling In On Comprehension. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Collins, Kathy. (2004). Growing Readers. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Danielson, Charlotte. (2007). Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching, 2nd Edition. ASCD
Delpit, Lisa. 1995. Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom. New York, NY: New Press.
Diller, Debbie. (2007). Making the Most of Small Groups: Differentiation for All. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Duke, Nell & Bennett-Armistead. (2003). Reading and Writing Informational Texts in the Primary Grades. New York, NY: Scholastic.
Gay, G. 2000. Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Haberman, M 1995. Star Teachers of Children of Poverty. West Lafayette, IN: Kappa Delta Pi.
Hill, Bonnie Campbell. (2007). Supporting Your Child’s Literacy Learning: A Guide for Parents. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Hill, Bonnie Campbell. (2001). Developmental Continuums: A Framework for Literacy Instruction and Assessment K-8. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon. (with CD-ROM).
Howard, T.C. 2001. Powerful Pedagogy for African American Students. Urban Education 36, no 2: 179 – 201.
Kentucky Department of Education. [website documents]
Marzano, Robert. The Art and Science of Teaching. ASCD.
Marzano, R.J., Pickering, D.J. & Pollock, J.E. (2001). Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement. ASCD.
Morrow, L., Tracey, D., Woo, D., Pressley, M. 1999. Characteristics of exemplary first-grade literacy instruction. The Reading Teacher 52, no. 5, 462 – 476.
Quate, Stevi and John McDermott, John. (2009). It’s All About M.E.: Motivation and Engagement. Heinemann.
Ray, Katie Wood. (2006). Study Driven: A Framework for Planning Units of Study in the Writing Workshop. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Reeves, Douglas. (2003). (Third Edition). Making Standards Work: How to Implement Standards-Based Assessments in the Classroom, School, and District. Englewood, CO: Advanced Learning Press
Ritchhart, Ron. (2002). Intellectual Character.
Thacker, Peter, Conroy, J., Dahl, C., Dorn, S., Fussell, J., Jones, S., Kennebeck, C., Kohlmeyer, J., Siegel, A. (2005). Literacy Strategies across the Curriculum. Oregon Reading Association Annual Conference, Student Research Strand. Portland, OR.
Tomlinson, Carol. 1999. The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Tomlinson, Carol. 1999. How to Differentiate Instruction in the Mixed Ability Classroom. 2nd ed. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Yatvin, Donna. (2004). A Room with a Differentiated View.
PEDAGOGY PILLARS ~
So many scholars have shaped and chiseled my teaching.
I stand on the shoulders of my mentors as I work to plan and offer students edifying units of study.
Students as Teachers: First and forever, my Students
Portraits, Possibilities, Exemplars: Katie Wood Ray & Lisa Cleaveland;
Nancy Akhavan; Charlotte Danielson; Kathy Collins; JoAnn Portalupi & Ralph Fletcher; Judy Davis & Sharon Hill; Nancie Atwell; Columbia University Teachers College; Project Zero’s Performances of Understanding; Robert Marzano, Debra Pickering, & Jane Pollock
The Rocket Fuel of Inquiry: Katie Wood Ray; Jerome Harste & Kathy Short
The Importance of Knowing Each Child & Responding to All Students: Shelley Harwayne; Bonnie Campbell Hill; Sharon Taberski; Donna Yatvin; Debbie Diller; Irene Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell; Franki Sibberson & Karen Szymusiak; Carol Tomlinson; Marie Clay; Margaret Mooney; Carrie Ekey; Cathy Mere; My son, Tim, and my Nieces & Nephews
The Compass of Generative Topics & Creating Curriculum with Students: Ron Ritchhart, David Perkins, & Tina Blythe; Katie Wood Ray; Stevi Quate; Georgia Heard; Franki Sibberson & Karen Szymusiak
The Goal of Enduring Understandings: Grant Wiggins & Jay McTighe; Ron Ritchhart;
Douglas Reeves, Larry Ainsworth, & Lisa Almeida
The Power of Patterns: Larry Ainsworth; Eric Jensen; Pat Wolfe; Caine & Caine; Art Costa
The Necessity of Intensive Instruction: Mike Schmoker; P. David Pearson & Meg Gallagher; Janet Allen; Kelly Gallagher; Frank Serafini; James Stronge; Robert Marzano; Michael Fullan
The Compass of Authentic Literacy: Richard Allington; Mike Schmoker; Jan Dole, P. David Pearson, Laura Roehler, & Gerald Duffy; Don Graves; Mary Ellen Giacobbe; Jane Hansen; Shelley Harwayne; Sharon Taberski; Angela Peery; Nell Duke; Bonnie Campbell Hill; Carol Wilcox; Regie Routman; Harvey Daniels; Ralph Fletcher; Nancie Atwell; Stephen Krashen; Frank Smith; Jim Trelease
The Linkages in Literacy Processes: Linda Dorn & Carla Soffos; Linda Hoyt; Gretchen Owocki; Linda Rief; Gay Su Pinnell & Irene Fountas; Regie Routman; Carol Wilcox
…and every year I hope I grow stronger and more compassionate and in sculpting literacy learning for students.